Tarifa is an area full of contrasts. The high season is already here, and there are a wide variety of different things to do and tourist places to visit in Tarifa. Let’s see some of the most tourist and cultural enclaves of the area, right next to La Residencia Hotel that you can enjoy during your stay with us.
Less than 5 minutes walking from La Residencia de Tarifa there is the castle of Guzmán el Bueno. This is one of the best preserved castles within Andalusia. Its construction dates back to the year 960, the person in charge of this construction was Abd-ar-Rahman III. The name of this castle belongs to the christian who sacrificed his own son to defend the city from the invasion of the Muslims in 1294. The entrance costs only 4 euros and you can walk through the walls of the Castle. From this point you can enjoy the views to the African coast as you can do from La Residencia.
If you want to appreciate the views of Africa better, you can go to the Mirador del Estrecho (Strait Viewpoint). It’s a bit further from the historic center but the views are spectacular. In addition to observing our African neighbors, you can contemplate the Columns of Hercules, the Jebel Musa that is 851 meters high. It used to be said that the Columns of Hercules, Jebel Musa and Gibraltar delimited the end of the world.
You can get lost in the alleys of the historic center of Tarifa near La Residencia and finish arriving to Puerta de Jerez. This architectural point is a point bordering the city walls and an enclave between different points and main streets. It was restored in 2000 and is part of the Cultural Interest Assets according to the BOE since 2003.
To end this cultural offer, it is needed to be mentioned the ruins of Baelo Claudia. These ruins are part of a special place. It is located in an environment of natural beauty and is composed of a large variety of urban elements of the ancient Roman cities.
These types of constructions are difficult to find anywhere else in the world. You can see almost all the most natural elements of a Roman city: sewers, roads, market, housing, taverns … From la Residencia, taking a drive you can visit these ruins and its criticized interpretation center by the contrast that makes and built very recently.
In a future article we will keep you updated to the best tourist places in Tarifa to visit, so that your stay in la Residencia is as complete as possible.